Our Tiny Tack HouseRustic Living Room, Seattle
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“Tapping into your memories of what it was like to live in a small space can help you anticipate some of the issues that may come up once you are living in a tiny house.” — Laura GaskillSpeaking of tiny houses, making the decision to move into one is big. If you’re considering it, this article is a must-read. Gaskill walks us through what one loses and gains, and ways to think about life and lifestyle priorities and how they jibe with tiny-house living. She strongly advises thoroughly researching the local codes and laws too. Full story: Could You Live in a Tiny House?
2. Consider what you could gain by living tiny. The tiny-home movement is about making an intentional choice to live in a much smaller house — and what motivates many is not what they have to give up in space, but what they can potentially gain in life. Consider how it would feel to live with more of these things in your life: Financial (and job) freedom: Lower bills mean more savings for the future, and more freedom to pursue work you love.Freedom to travel: A tiny house can easily be closed up while you travel and would require little upkeep while you are away.Simplicity: With less to buy, fix and furnish, life is simpler.More time outdoors: A smaller interior space makes the outdoors beckon.Community: Likewise, having less of your own means you’re more likely to tap into your network of friends and neighbors, and the community at large.Good design: Going tiny means it’s easier to afford better materials and design.Time: Less surface area means you could clean your entire house in a few minutes.
The front door opens up to a combined live-work space. Malissa, who works in 3-D design, planned the entire home herself. "When building such a small space, especially on a trailer where you have fairly set dimensions, you have a certain amount of creative freedom," says Chris. The Tacks did everything they could to cut down on power use and save space. All of the lights use LED bulbs. Malissa's computer monitor doubles as a television, cutting down on accessories, power and unnecessary space. Her desk folds down when not in use.